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This item originally appeared in the June 24, 2004, issue of The Tech Talk.

Campus computer labs post hours for summer quarter

The Prescott Memorial Library computer lab is open 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. It closes at 4:30 p.m. Fridays.

The lab is closed Saturdays and is open 5 to 9 p.m. Sundays.

The computer lab located on the 10th floor of Wyly Tower of Learning observes the same hours as the library.

The third floor computer lab in Wyly Tower is open from 7 a.m. to midnight daily.

George T. Madison Hall computer lab is closed for both summer sessions.

Computer labs are subject to close during holidays or for maintenance and repairs. These dates will be posted on the door of the labs in advance.

For more information, contact Kurtis Johnston, PC Lab Administrator, at 257-2893.

New summer hours in place

for M.S. Carroll Natatorium

Escape the summer heat with a dip in a cool pool.

The hours for M. S. Carroll Natatorium for the summer quarter will be from 12:30 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Weekend hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.

The Natatorium will be closed Fourth of July weekend.

Hours for summer session break have not been set.

The Natatorium is located on Mayfield Street between the Visual Arts Center and Memorial Gymnasium.

For more information, contact Bobby Dowling, assistant director of intramurals, at 257-4634.

GIS, AutoCAD and yoga offered

in summer by Continuing Ed

The Division of Continuing Education will offer three classes this summer.

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12 and 13 in Davison Hall Room 107. GIS combines information about a location by analyzing it in layers with only certain information on each layer.

Cost of the class is $395.

AutoCAD 3-D will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30 in Davison Hall Room 107. According to, AutoCAD is software that set a worldwide standard for computer-aided design. Cost for this class is $299.

These classes will be taught by Aaron Norby, a certified instructor through Environmental Systems Research Institute of Redlands, Calif.

Also, Beginning Yoga will be offered Tuesday afternoons from 12 to 12:50 p.m. starting July 27 through Aug. 24. Yoga will also be offered Thursday nights from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. beginning July 29 through Aug 26. Both classes will be held in Davison Hall Room 109.

Cost for yoga is $29 for the Tuesday sessions and $39 for the Thursday sessions.

All classes are open to anyone wishing to enroll.

Deadline for registration are the days of classes. Payment can be made in Davison Hall Room 110.

For more information, contact Linda Cummings, director of continuing education, at 257-4433.

Prescott alters operation hours

for summer quarter sessions

Prescott Memorial Library hours for the summer quarter are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Saturday the library will be closed but will be open from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The circulation desk will close 30 minutes prior to the closing of the building.

All print jobs will need to be completed 15 minutes before the building closes.

The library will close July 2 at 4:30 p.m. for the July Fourth weekend.

Regular hours will resume 6 p.m. July 11, the day before the second session classes begin.

For more information, contact Dr. Walter Wicker, library director, at 257-2577.

Various exhibits are available

to community at the Idea Place

The Idea Place is an ideal place to come to on a leisure trip or for learning purposes.

Students and teachers alike can come and enjoy different areas of hands-on learning ranging from arts and science to math and technology.

Different exhibits include prehistoric animals, marine life, gadgets and gears and astronomy.

The Idea Place is located in Woodard Hall and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, contact Glenn Beer, director of NASA Educator Resource Center, at 257-2794, or e-mail the Idea Place at

Union Board will host annual fish fry for students and faculty

The Union Board will host its annual fish fry 4:30 to 7 p.m. July 13 in the Student Center, main floor.

The event will be open to students and faculty only and students must show Tech ID to attend.

The event is free to all students and faculty.

The faculty will help serve the fish, coleslaw and french fries, which will be provided by Aramark, to the attendees.

For more information, contact Justin Adcock, president of Union Board and graduate student in business, at (318) 458-7477.

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